Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland

Menie Estate, Aberdeen, AB23 8YE

From £227.50 per person

Our customer rating: 5/5


In need of a serious slice of escapism? Let the Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland be the oasis you seek. This tranquil wellness spa is perfect for those who love all things luxe, combining stress-busting scenery, heritage and history with more than just a sprinkle of glitz and glamour.

First there’s its unique location. As part of the Trump International Scotland estate in Aberdeenshire, the spa nestles in some seriously gorgeous grounds. Famous for its award-winning golf course, there are over 1,400 acres of beautiful meadows, woodland and coastline to explore, all teeming with wildlife (and some super-cute Highland cattle).

At the centre of it all is the estate’s hotel, Trump MacLeod House & Lodge. A former baronial mansion and hunting lodge dating from the 15th century, the house itself brims with period features, roaring log fires and authentic Scottish charm. These days, you can rent it for exclusive use, private parties and bedrooms subject to availability but there is another option just next door - and it’s equally as sumptuous.

Beautifully boutique, Trump MacLeod Lodge is the 19th century stable that formed part of the original estate buildings. Now transformed into luxuriously bespoke guest rooms, each one has opulent furnishings, exquisite linen and its own charm.

Of course, its close proximity to the Trump International Golf Links course makes Trump MacLeod House & Lodge perfect for those who love to pamper and putt.

But there’s plenty to do here if golf’s not your bag. A short drive from Aberdeen, it makes the the ideal base for those looking to explore the region’s castles, partake in some outdoor pursuits or just explore the ‘Granite City’. 

Thriving and cosmopolitan, Aberdeen was built on the wealth of the oil industry of the North Sea. That heritage has given it some stunning architecture and museums, but it's a fun city too. Union Street boasts over 800 shops, so it’s ideal for those looking for a little retail therapy.

But chances are you won’t want to stray too far from the Heritage Retreat. In this tranquil oasis you’ll find two zen-like treatment rooms, a relaxation room and an entire menu of specialist massages, facials, and hot stone treatments to relax and revive you.

Popular Facilities

  • Outdoor hot tub (subject to availability)
  • Relaxation lounge
  • Trump International Golf Links 18-hole golf course
  • The Clubhouse shop
  • The Dunes Restaurant and Bar
  • Trump's Restaurant and Cellar (Thursday to Saturday)


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1 Night Heritage Getaway

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation in MacLeod Lodge
  • Two course dinner at The Dunes Restaurant and Bar
  • Breakfast at The Dunes Restaurant and Bar
  • Complimentary shuttle to clubhouse from lodge during your stay
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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Towel and robes providedYes
No. of treatment rooms2
Dual treatment roomsNo
Max no. in group6
Product houseThe Studio
Spa Accessible accessYes
Car parkingComplimentary
Minimum age16
Local attractionsBalmedie Beach, Newburgh Seals Beach, Seaton Park, Brig 'o' Balgownie, Slains Castle, Johnston Gardens, Pitmedden Garden & Museum of Farming Life and BrewDog DogTap & DogWalk Brewery Tour
No. of bedrooms18
Check-in time15:00
Use facilities before check in timeNo
Dress codeSmart/casual
Hotel Accessible accessYes
Electric car charging pointNo
Car parkingComplimentary
Pets welcomeSmall dogs only, £50 per night


  • Outdoor hot tub (subject to availability)
  • Relaxation lounge
  • Trump International Golf Links 18-hole golf course
  • The Clubhouse shop
  • The Dunes Restaurant and Bar
  • Trump's Restaurant and Cellar (Thursday to Saturday)

The Spa & Wellness at Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland

If your favourite kind of spa is a super-luxurious, glitzy A-list hangout, get that robe and slippers on and step right this way. Well, you’re worth it!

The Heritage Retreat is a piece of pampering heaven nestled in the grounds of Trump MacLeod House & Lodge, the glamorous hotel at the famous golf resort.

But time spent in this sequestered space offers something more than just sheer indulgence - it’s a wellbeing experience that lingers long after the massage oil’s been washed away.

Once cocooned in the comfort of your soft robe, the spa’s bijou relaxation area beckons. Immerse yourself in this sumptuous sanctuary, then lie back on a warm bed in a treatment room while a trained therapist gently pummels away those aches and pains.

With a fusion of massages, facials and beauty treatments, you’ll get a one-of-a-kind experience that will leave you feeling nourished and glowing. But will you go for an Indian head massage, an age-defying facial or a salt and oil body scrub to stimulate your circulation? Decisions, decisions.

The Gym & Fitness at Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland

There’s no need to press pause on your fitness while you’re staying at this incredible Scottish estate - particularly if you like your workouts to come with lungfuls of fresh sea air.

As one of the most exclusive golf resorts Scotland has to offer, the sport of kings is a big draw here. Not only is there a par 72 championship golf course to master, you’ll find so many ways to improve your game, including a 22-acre driving range, a huge putting green plus pro golf coaching to help you get to grips with your club.

If golf’s not your thing, the extensive grounds are perfect for hiking, strolling or power walking. Or try a spot of dune walking at Balmedie Country Park. Great for toning the thighs (and working up an appetite), the sand dunes here are part of a 15 mile dune system of national importance. 

Try the well-signposted Thyme Walk, a 3.7km circular route around the dunes and heath land, complete with the remains of World War II pillboxes and anti-tank blocks to explore.

You’ll also find an array of active outdoor pursuits to enjoy either on-site or close by, including horse riding, hunting and shooting, fishing, mountain exploration and even skiing during the winter. 

Restaurants & Food at Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland

Focusing on your self-care doesn’t have to end when your treatment is over. Not if your pampering package includes a delectable breakfast and dinner at the Dunes Restaurant & Bar!

Situated in the Clubhouse, a shuttle bus takes you right to the Dunes’ elegant front door, so you don’t even have to smudge your pedicure. 

Warm, welcoming and comfortable, sink into a stylish leather or tweed armchair and soak up the ambience. It really is something extra special, with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase every aspect of the view, over the golf course and the dunes beyond.

But what to choose? For breakfast, try a Golfer’s Full Scottish Breakfast or the famed Club Omelette, guaranteed to fuel you up ahead of a day spent exploring the estate. 

For dinner, the menu is crammed with items fit for a former President, such as classic ribeye, cooked to perfection or pan-seared salmon. Just don’t miss the Trump Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. 

After dinner it’s time to prop up the stylish marble-top bar, where an impressive list of cocktails await. Our tip? Try the Old Fashioned. It wins rave reviews!

Spa Location

Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland

Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland

Menie Estate
AB23 8YE
01358 743 300

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: Take the train to Aberdeen and a taxi to the hotel. It’s just over seven miles away. Trains from London are operated by London North Eastern Railway, who run services on the East Coast Main Line (ECML). All services depart from London Kings Cross, calling at several major stations including Doncaster, Newcastle and Edinburgh. 

By bus: Take the number 53 bus from Erroll Street in Aberdeen, going in the direction of Ellon. You’ll get off at the stop called Cothill Junction and the journey takes about 25 minutes.

By car: You’ll find the spa 7 miles from north of Aberdeen, just off the A90. The postcode for your satnav is AB23 8YE.

Parking: You can park free of charge on-site.


Filter Reviews

  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

We visited on 14th July to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary and our entire visit was just perfection. The room was spotless and so luxurious, every staff member we came across was so polite and helpful, the food at the Clubhouse was outstanding and the spa treatment left me feeling like I was on another planet. Utterly blissful from start to finish and neither of us wanted to leave!

Vicki Beeny, London

  • 5 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

I booked a spa experience for two with dinner and bed and breakfast for my daughter's birthday. The spa and hotel staff were incredibly friendly and professional, from reception to the therapists giving our treatments. The relaxation room was a wonderful touch, what a gorgeous space to unwind!

Jade Heron, Derbyshire

Scottish hospitality
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Just back from an overnight stay and spa package at this special place. A truly luxurious experience and we were treated to the best of Scottish hospitality by an amazing staff group who make you feel so special. In all, the best place I have had the fortune to stay at in my 47 years on this planet with customer service of the highest quality.

David Young, Glasgow

Five star
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

Excellent stay at the lodges and time in the spa. The service was five star. I was really impressed given this was my first time at this hotel and spa! My Indian head massage was so relaxing and the therapist was lovely. I will definitely be going back in the future and recommending it to friends and family. The grounds, rooms and treatment rooms were so clean and really luxurious. Keep up the good work.

Georgia Lane, Perthshire

Best massage ever
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Absolutely fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable, and professional. Ongoing pain for 2years in my hip, pain drastically reduced after one session. Felt comfortable at all times, highly recommend, will be back! 😊

Miriam Norval, Kintore

Romantic Get Away.
5 / 5

This is one of the best hotel stays I have done. Amazing service, the staff are so helpful and friendly. Food is delicious, and the accommodation is immaculate. I would really recommend it here. It...... Read more

Luxurious accommodation twinned with service excellence !
5 / 5

Exquisite ! Genuine service excellence ! From arrival to departure there wasn’t any more we could’ve asked for. Friendly yet customer focused staff, beautiful luxurious accommodation and lots of...... Read more

5 / 5

Menie Estate is the epitome of everything I ever dreamed of!!! The moment we arrived, we were instantly greeted like old friends. As we entered the massive front door into the elegant reception...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a swimming pool at the Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland?

No, there’s no swimming pool, sauna or hot tub here, just beautifully relaxing treatments from an extensive menu.

Is there accommodation at the Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland?

Yes there is! While Trump MacLeod House is only available for exclusive use and private parties, guests are offered sumptuous accommodation in Trump MacLeod Lodge, the mansion’s exquisite nine-bedroom former blacksmiths’ quarters. Here you’ll find opulent furnishings, fine linens and Italian marble en-suites in a secluded and dramatic location, minutes from the spa, Clubhouse and golf facilities.

Where is the Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland?

The beauty and wellness retreat is situated in the estate’s hotel, Trump MacLeod House & Lodge. It’s located in Balmedie, a large village seven miles north of Aberdeen on the windswept North-East coast of Scotland.

Balmedie is most famous for its award-winning beach. Called Balmedie Country Park, you’ll find extensive sand dunes home to a wide range of wildlife. Perfect for those who love to stroll in natural splendour, you can walk north or south for several miles.

Who owns the Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland?

The clue’s in the name with this one. The whole 1,400 Aberdeenshire estate was bought by the former US President Donald Trump in 2006 and now includes an award-winning links golf course, the five-star MacLeod House & Lodge hotel, the Dunes Restaurant & Bar in the Clubhouse and, of course, the Heritage Retreat.

What are check-in and check-out times at the Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland?

Here on an overnight stay at MacLeod House & Lodge? You can check in from 3pm, while standard check-out time is by 11am. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and may incur an additional charge.

Is the Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland family-friendly?

While you have to be aged 16 or over to use the tranquil, adults-only Heritage Retreat, MacLeod House & Lodge is fabulously family friendly. Treat the little ones to a Trump burger from the children’s menu at Dunes Restaurant & Bar, or go for a picnic in the dunes at Balmedie Country Park. 

With family golf sessions at the famous course, along with off-site activities that include dolphin and puffin spotting, they won’t be bored here!

Is the Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland accessible?

Yes it is. There’s accessible parking, level access, and a ramp to the main entrance suitable for visitors with limited mobility, there are also ground floor accessible rooms on offer.

Is the Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland dog-friendly?

Four-legged friends are not allowed in the spa itself, of course, but MacLeod House & Lodge is dog-friendly - well, you are in Scotland, after all. Small dogs can stay for £50 per night, so they’ll have to save up their paw-cket money!

Is there a golf club at the Heritage Retreat at Trump International Scotland?

Donald Trump and golf go together like neeps and tatties. So as you might expect, this is a paradise for lovers of the sport of kings. Nestled between breathtaking dunes, the award-winning Trump International Golf Links course offers stunning views of the spectacular Aberdeenshire coast along with a challenging course.

Tee off and conquer challenging bunkers, strategically placed to test your skills and keep you on your toes!